These Are My Reflections

Adina (R) and I (L) photographed by  Jack Strutz

Adina (R) and I (L) photographed by Jack Strutz

Good evening champs, it's been four months since my last blog post and honestly, a lot has happened.

I am officially a freelance writer, which has been a goal of mine for as long as I can remember.  It's not my only source of income, I still work events on the weekends, but it's a start! I am writing for two publications currently, with pitches going out every month. I am currently only four away from the goal I set for myself and it's kind of surreal. 

I discovered my love for sustainability writing, outside of We Are Phenomenal and interviewing radical individuals. Thank you The Dieline for giving me the opportunity to learn all about ways to help the environment! 

I moved into a quaint 3-bedroom apartment in Boyle Heights (Boyle Bungalow as I like to call it) and it's nice to finally have a place of my own, even if I don't spend a lot of time there due to work/travel/being in a relationship. I also still don't have a lot of things in it, but I'll forever be a minimalist so.

I made this bed frame with Jack & Cody. It's my favorite.

I made this bed frame with Jack & Cody. It's my favorite.

I have become more comfortable with my words, which is something I feel like I always say, but it's a continuous battle I face.  

I started volunteering and dedicating more time to my friend Christine's non-profit, Lightwork. I am forever humbled by the experiences, and the opportunity to lend a hand.  

I returned to my meditation practice, which I allowed myself to lose, and began prioritizing self-love and care. 

As far as adventures go, I spent two much needed days in Palm Springs without my laptop and bottomless margaritas surrounded by good people. Tomorrow night I am hopping on a plane to Atlanta, and I am pretty stoked! Spain is on the horizon for later in the year, which I am sure will change my life as Paris did.

I have created new friendships and old friends have moved to the city, and I don't know, but somehow is feels like home now more than ever. 

We Are Phenomenal is going strong, and I've managed to redo the entire website (which I am very proud of) and interview some women I really admire and look up to. I am curious and excited to see how this platform will grow. 

Not everything is happy, go lucky or easy all of the time, despite what you read above. I work damn hard, and rack up the hours day in and day out. I've also experienced the worst anxiety I have in years, which managed to last the span of months and I really lost myself in it. 

I guess what I'm trying to say is, despite it all, I am beyond grateful for where my life is at this very moment, even if at times I am frustrated, I use it as motivation to push me forward. 

And I am beyond grateful for every one who has supported me, and loved me unconditionally throughout my journey to becoming me! I am grateful for each and every one of you!

Keep on keepin' on!

Casha Out!


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